A collection of materials, manuscript and printed, relating largely to the history of Cheshire, made by Herbert Hulme, both under his own name and under the pen-name 'Cedric II'. Some material relates to John Byrom and his circle of friends in Cheshire, some to Manchester. The collection includes transcripts from the parish registers of Rostherne, Cheshire and the 1727 Poll Book of Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, pedigrees of Cheshire families, and miscellaneous material relating to the history of Cheshire.
Herbert Hulme Cheshire History Collection
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- ReferenceGB 133 Eng MSS 967-968, 971-985
- Dates of CreationEarly 20th Century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description7 subfonds
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Herbert Hulme, of Timperley, Cheshire, was a local historian working from 1910 to 1946. He wrote under the pen-name 'Cedric II', and published articles on Cheshire history in the Knutsford Division Guardian and Stockport Advertiser.
The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.
English MSS 967-968 were presented to the John Rylands Library by Herbert Hulme in April 1944; English MSS 971-985 were purchased by the John Rylands Library from Hulme in May 1946.
Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.
Other Finding Aids
Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937-1951 (English MSS 967-968, 971-985).